“As I sat in the backyard, I gazed at the building which now houses the school. Lit by the interior lights, I looked into the newly built bottom floor and envisioned the kids there every day. I remember years ago when we first brought [my daughter] to the Persian center, and how far the school has gone in such a short time. It is not [just] the size of the building, the location, or the number of children that show how successful a school is….. the kids themselves are proof.
I stare at [my daughter] now, years later, and she is proof that Golestan is a success. I listen to [her] when she speaks Farsi, and that is proof that Golestan is a success. I witness her behavior, her interaction with kids and adults, and that is proof that Golestan is a success. The teachers that have influenced and molded her personality, that is proof that Golestan is a success….”
- Non-Iranian Golestan parent
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- Capital Campaign: Golestan just launched a capital campaign to buy our idyllic building before someone else buys it! Your donation will help make Golestan a sustainable institution that will educate many generations of bicultural children that are confident, altruistic, and thoughtful citizens of our planet. For more information, please visit our Capital Campaign page.
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Golestan Center for Language Immersion and Cultural Education (Golestan Kids) is a 501[c] non-profit organization, tax ID 36-4635379.